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Allarco brings anti-piracy lawsuit against four Canadian retailers

The Super Channel parent co alleges that Best Buy, Staples, Canada Computers and London Drugs are engaging in sales practices that encourage content piracy.

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Programmer Profile: Netflix independent film

Playback magazine caught up with Netflix’s Ian Bricke to discuss the streamer’s strategy for original independent films and its Canadian production plans.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for September 3 to 9, 2019

Stranger Things leads the list, followed by 13 Reasons Why and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance at #3.

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Apple TV+ sets launch date, price

The service will feature a number of original titles like The Morning Show and B.C.-shot See when it debuts this November.

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TIFF ’19: Magnolia, Voltage, Vertical take Canadian titles global

Once Were Brothers, The Rest of Us and Code 8 land worldwide sales deals as the festival kicks off.

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Canada’s streaming champion: Crave @ 5

After a tentative start in a difficult market, Crave has blazed new trails in Canadian streaming. Playback magazine went behind the scenes to find the secret of its success.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for August 27 to September 2, 2019

Stranger Things comes in at #1, followed by 13 Reasons Why at #2 and The Boys at #3.

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In Brief: Bell Media preps launch of new Mike Holmes series

Plus: Telus Optik original wrestling comedy Paper Champions lands on Amazon Prime Video, and more.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for August 20 to 26, 2019

Stranger Things comes in at #1, followed by The Boys at #2 and 13 Reasons Why at #3.

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Audiences jump for Amazon Prime and Crave

Despite the popularity of OTT, nearly three quarters of subscribers still subscribe to traditional TV, according to an MTM report.

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Corus Studios inks first worldwide deal with Netflix

The streamer has picked up global rights to the unscripted series Rust Valley Restorers, produced by Mayhem Entertainment in association with Corus.

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Hot Sheet: Digital Demand for August 13 to 19, 2019

Stranger Things comes in at #1, followed by Toronto-shot The Boys at #2 and The Handmaid’s Tale at #3.